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40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas for you to use this Halloween
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Pumpkins are the most important symbol of Halloween. Usually Halloween is the time to carve those pumpkins and make them into jack-o-lanterns. But carving pumpkins can be messy and time consuming and unless you are an expert, usually most jack-o-lanterns end up looking the same. Why not change it up this year by decorating your pumpkins without carving them? There are so many unique ways to make your pumpkins stand out this Halloween without ever wielding a knife. Here are 40 ideas to get you started.

 

1. String Art Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

String art is a fun trend and a pumpkin makes the perfect canvas. This tutorial from Lovely Indeed can help you learn how to do it.

 

2. Painted Party Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These painted pumpkins from Alisa Burke are simple but they look gorgeous on your front porch!

 

3. Confetti Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Make these confetti pumpkins from Made in a Day in 30 minutes and they will shine all throughout the season.

 

4. Crochet Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

This simple crochet pattern from Flex and Twine makes your pumpkins look cozy and autumn ready.

 

5. Scalloped Paper Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These scalloped paper pumpkins from Sarah Hearts are ready to party this Halloween.

 

6. Studded Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These classy studded pumpkins from The Crafted Sparrow are perfect to give your mantle a simple touch of Halloween.

 

7. Star Wars Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

If you love Star Wars you can easily theme your entire Halloween around it starting with these pumpkins from DIY Candy.

 

8. Glitter Swirl Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

This tutorial from Hello Life is a really easy way to give your pumpkins a glittery galaxy look this Halloween.

 

9. Sharpie Owl Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

The owls will be out on Halloween night. Put a few on your front porch with this tutorial from Lil Blue Boo.

 

10. Coastal Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Halloween comes in the middle of autumn, but if you live in a coastal town that doesn't always mean falling leaves and cool weather. These pumpkins from Sand and Sisal are the perfect way to honor fall as you know it on the beach.

 

11. Bats Flying Across a Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

This pumpkin from It All Started with Paint is super easy to make, a great project for kids to help with.

 

12. Malachite Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These pumpkins from Design Sponge are a little bit ominous and super stylish, perfect for decorating either the inside or the outside of your house.

 

13. Confetti Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

This confetti tutorial from Alice and Lois is a great way to get your pumpkins ready to celebrate this Halloween.

 

14. Abstract Painted Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Abstract pumpkins are the perfect painted pumpkin project for people who don't know how to paint. This one from A Subtle Revelry is simple and stylish.

 

15. Skeleton Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

This skeleton pumpkin from Mod Podge Rocks keeps your pumpkin scary but also glamorous and sparkly.

 

16. Gold Geo Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These pumpkins from Lovely Indeed are simple and chic. Make them for a subtle gold accent this Halloween.

 

17. Pumpkin Costumes

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

This tutorial from Lia Griffith lets your pumpkins wear costumes too this Halloween!

 

18. Floral Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Not ready to give up summer florals yet? This pumpkin from Hunted Interior brings pretty floral patterns into autumn.

 

19. Sequin Polka Dot Pumkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Sequins are a fun way to make you pumpkins shine. Make some polka dots with them with the help of this tutorial from Sugar and Cloth.

 

20. Duct Tape Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

You aren't going to find an easier decorating tool than duct tape. This tutorial from Pitter and Glink will help you turn humble duct tape into a stylish design.

 

21. Mud Cloth Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These pumpkins from Homey Oh My are sure to be unique this Halloween!

 

22. Black Confetti Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These pumpkins from Twinspiration are classy and celebration ready. They are also incredibly easy to make.

 

23. Terra Cotta Mosaic Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These terra cotta pumpkins from She Knows are a great decoration for an front porch.

 

24. Crayon Art Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Crayon art is a fun activity for kids and adults. This pumpkin from Dream a Little Bigger brings the fun to Halloween.

 

25. Polka Dot Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Make this polka dot pumpkin from The Crafted Life by cutting circles from tissue paper for a unique effect.

 

26. Aztec Bean Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Create pumpkins that are uniquely stylistic with this aztec bean tutorial from One Broad's Journey.

 

27. Moss Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Want your pumpkins to blend in with the plant life outside? These moss pumpkins from Today's Creative Life are perfect!

 

28. Lace Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These lace pumpkins from Honestly WTF are classy but also gothic enough to match the rest of you Halloween decorations.

 

29. Cheeseburger Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These pumpkins from The Paper Mama are the perfect way to make your decorations fun this Halloween.

 

30. Sequin Design Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Turn sequins into Halloween designs with these pumpkins from Gathering Beauty.

 

31. Glitter Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

These glittery pumpkins from Beau Coup are sure to stand out and make a statement this Halloween.

 

32. Floral Moon Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

The moon will be out this Halloween in more than one way after you make these pumpkins from The Merry Thought.

 

33. Glow in the Dark Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Glow in the dark paint makes these pumpkins from Alisa Burke shine throughout the night.

 

34. Trick or Treat Pumpkin

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These pumpkins from Sarah Hearts are the perfect decoration to greet trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

 

35. Sequin Pumpkin

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Make these pumpkins from Country Chic Cottage sparkle by wrapping them with sequins.

 

36. Hand Stitched Pumpkins

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Create fun and cute designs easily by hand stitching your pumpkins with these designs from Lil Blue Boo.

 

37. Copper Snake Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Snakes are a common fear rarely taken advantage of on Halloween. Bring them into your pumpkins with this tutorial from Design Sponge.

 

38. Donut Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

What's more fun than donuts? Pumpkins are the perfect shape to mimic them and this tutorial from Studio DIY will show you how.

 

39. Gold Confetti Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Gold is a great color to accent your pumpkins with. These pumpkins from Homey Oh My bring it into your Halloween decorations.

 

40. Chalkboard Pumpkins

40 No Carve Pumpkin Ideas

Painting your pumpkins with chalkboard paint like these from Delia Creates allows your kids to decorate their own pumpkins however they want in a safe way. Plus if they mess up they can just erase it and start over.